the Rules

If any issues arise that have not been covered in the rules, we here at Go’Rad Industries will make any necessary decisions.  We are fair & final.

Thanks for playing “Death Pool MMX!”

RULES:

1. Choose the names of 13 people that are somehow famous or otherwise known to the general public (movies, music, sports, politics, books, etc.). 10 will be on your active roster, and 3 will be on your “bench.”  More on that later…

2. The people you select must be known for themselves, and not just for being associated with someone else. For example:

Acceptable: Hillary Clinton – Bill Clintonʼs wife, but she is known on her own
Unacceptable: Kobeʼs Wife – Unknown other than as Kobeʼs wife

If you feel like there might be some grey area, plead your case when you submit your selections.  If we feel your argument is valid, weʼll give it to you.  Weʼre pretty relaxed.

3a. The purpose of the 3 bench players is to replace any losses during the game.  Since no names may be added after the entry deadline, if 4 of your picks die during the year, you are down to only 9 total players.

3b. When an active player dies, it’s your responsibility to tell us who you would like to substitute from your bench.

4. You may activate/deactivate people at any time throughout the year, simply let us know.

5. Each person on your list must be a living human being, not in a vegetative state, have a DOB verifiable through public means and not on death row or scheduled for execution as of 12:01 am on 1/1/10.  If you submit someone who ends up dying before 1/1/10, you will  not be awarded any points, but will be given the opportunity to replace their spot in your lineup.

6. Rosters will be made public once the game starts (but not before). All entries must be submitted by 12/31/09.

7. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins a fabulous prize.

SCORING:

1. You will only be given a score for those on your active roster.  If someone on your bench dies, you (and they) are S.O.L.  Only activated players count.

2. YOU must notify US of any death/score, and any proof (a link) would be great.

3. Scoring is based on how far the age of the deceased is from 100.  For example, if someone you chose died at 28, they are worth 72 pts.  If they were 85, you get 15; 112 years old, and you get 12 points.

4. In the event of a points tie, the winner will be selected according to either the fewest dead folks, or, if thatʼs even, whoever has the youngest average age of dead folks.

5. Score bonuses:  1st Death of the Year = 10 pts;  Unique Death = 20 pts

OTHER RULES:

People must be named individuals, not just “world’s oldest dude” or “the guy from that thing.”

The time/date of death is local time where the person died.  If the time of death is reported as exactly midnight local time, the date of the new day used.

Players must not murder their chosen celebs. That’s cheating, and cheating is wrong.